Hare Coursing Bill 2021-22


make provision about hare coursing offences; to increase penalties for such offences; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Hare Coursing Bill is a Ballot Bill tabled by Richard Fuller.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 16 June 2021 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Richard Fuller), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

20 Ballot Bills places are awarded by lottery to backbench MP's at the start of each Session. These Bills receive precedence for debate in the Commons and a handful will succeed in becoming enacted into law.

The higher chance of success means MPs who win a ballot slot are frequently lobbied by groups wishing to have legislation tabled on their behalf, but the choice of bill ultimately remains with the MP.

So is this going to become a law?

Historically, between 3 and 13 of the 20 Ballot Bills have succeeded in becoming enacted into law. Therefore, provided this bill is sufficiently high in the Ballot and the Government has no means to object to the bill, it has the greatest chance of PMBs to be enacted into law.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Ballot Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page

Next Event: 21 Jan 2022 - 2nd reading (Commons)

Last Event: 16 Jun 2021 - 1st reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 20%

Latest Key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

21/01/2022
2nd reading (Commons)
13/01/2022
Bill
Bill 31 2021-22, as introduced
16/06/2021
1st reading (Commons)